(n.) A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
(n.) A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
(v.) To strike; to smite.
(v.) To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
(v. i.) To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
(v. t.) To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
(v. t.) To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.
(v. t.) To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
(v. t.) To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
(v. t.) To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.
(1) Girding for the "mother of all battles" unions have also announced a series of strikes including a nationwide walk-out this Wednesday.
(2) We present preliminary experience with epidural pegs and foramen ovale electrodes used in 30 cases of intractable partial epilepsy where non-invasive EEG did not define a zone of epileptogenesis with sufficient precision to recommend resection, or to dictate precise placement of depth electrodes or subdural girds.
(3) Hold on to your hats and gird your loins, ladies and gentlemen, because there is life-changing news afoot: older dads have uglier children.
(4) Wayne Rooney breaks England record in Euro qualifying win over Switzerland Read more Until then, as Wales and Northern Ireland fans gird themselves for further tension to come and the final exhilarating release that must follow, and Iceland erupts in raptures, England’s had greeted qualified success with more of a shrug.
(5) Our correspondent in Athens, Helena Smith , reports: Just as Antonis Samaras is preparing to talk up the Greek economy – in a speech that is expected to emphasise that the debt-stricken nation’s dependence on foreign lenders could “soon” be over – unions are girding for battle.
(6) His father's sword he has girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him.
(7) Heidi Allen, the South Cambridgeshire MP who confronted Theresa May about the issue at Wednesday’s prime minister’s questions, told the Guardian: “MPs, lobby groups – we’re all girding ourselves for a campaign on this, and I won’t rest until I have tried my damnedest to get this at least softened.” She pointed out that the cuts will bite gradually, as UC is undergoing a staged rollout to households across the country.
(8) So why gird ourselves for a fight with Iran , a proud country of 75 million people with whom we cannot go to war without taking leave of our senses?
(9) As the train pulled into Moor Street, I was girding my loins for the job that had to be done.
(10) His involvement, along with the other four lawyers Apple hired for the case, offers a clear indication that the company is not just angling to protect its anti-surveillance “marketing brand”, as the government suggests , but rather is girding for a prolonged legal battle that could affect digital rights for years to come.
(11) They are the generation who protested in the 1960s and have girded themselves again to campaign for Palestinian rights.
(12) The gesture of changing first into his training gear and then into a match strip may have triggered an avalanche of mockery, but it spoke of the spirit of the club's old guard, who girded themselves for the battle that would finally bring Roman Abramovich the trophy of his dreams.
(13) Rulers from Italy and Spain to France and the Netherlands are abandoning austerity and girding themselves to counter-cyclical spending.
(14) In Britain we applaud the "civilising mission" of our imperial past, but are less happy to acknowledge the violence and brutality that so often girded our imperial endeavour.
(15) Hillary Clinton , if you believe the hype, is only weeks away from girding up for her second run for president in 2016, this time going all the way to the White House.
(16) Newcastle must now gird themselves for “12 cup finals” if they are to escapethe drop.
(17) But as the review group’s recommendations help reshape the debate over bulk surveillance, all sides are girding for a fight over the extent to which any entity ought to hold Americans’ data – a fight likely to determine whether bulk domestic surveillance ends, or continues in a new form.
(18) He was in the middle of a course of drugs to gird his strength, at the end of which doctors would be able to do more exploratory work.
(19) Rosenberg uses the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian hordes again, in a poem of that title, to illustrate the carnage around him: Sweet laughter charred in the flame That clutched the cloud and earth, While Solomon's towers crashed between The gird of Babylon's mirth.
(20) However, steel yourself and gird your loins for Keys To The VIP: A Professional League For Players ( online, originally broadcast on The Comedy Network ).
(n.) To grin.
(1) Girns declined over time when infants were united with the male.
(2) Infants girned more when with mothers or the male than when alone.
(3) Girns were given to both mothers and males, but more were given to mothers.
(4) Coos and girns are both affiliative vocalizations but are differentially modulated as infants cease cooing when they receive contact comfort.